Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 14 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 265 345 320
Rank change year-on-year +80 -25 -6
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 264 605 787
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.87% 0.73% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.49% 3.80% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 360 488
Median daily rate £505 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.51% +4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £265 £300 £294
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 33
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.92 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.09% +44.91% +41.55%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% +51.67% +4.35%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,565 15,929 17,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 25.07% 19.25% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,560 9,716 10,360
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.14%
10th Percentile £300 £264 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 710 851
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +58.24% -21.55%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.45 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £61.45 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year -2.78% +57.00% -23.36%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 14 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +67 172 £538 +2.38% 98
South West +68 31 £723 +60.63% 23
South East +100 19 £475 -3.06% 37
North of England +99 15 £299 -28.07% 33
East of England +65 12 £393 -1.88% 18
Midlands +88 9 £425 - 27
North West +82 9 £409 -3.88% 14
Yorkshire +71 6 £210 -49.09% 8
East Midlands +63 4 £288 -29.45% 12
West Midlands +59 4 £650 +33.33% 15
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 262 (99.24%) Degree
2 259 (98.11%) Computer Science
3 114 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (41.29%) Java
5 69 (26.14%) Finance
5 69 (26.14%) Azure
6 63 (23.86%) JavaScript
6 63 (23.86%) SQL
7 62 (23.48%) Python
7 62 (23.48%) DevOps
8 61 (23.11%) AWS
9 49 (18.56%) CSS
10 47 (17.80%) HTML
11 44 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 44 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (15.91%) C#
13 41 (15.53%) Banking
14 39 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
15 37 (14.02%) Open Source
16 34 (12.88%) Web Services
17 33 (12.50%) OO
17 33 (12.50%) Microsoft
17 33 (12.50%) Project Management
18 31 (11.74%) Linux
18 31 (11.74%) Oracle
18 31 (11.74%) Software Engineering
18 31 (11.74%) AngularJS
19 30 (11.36%) TDD
20 29 (10.98%) Waterfall
20 29 (10.98%) GCP

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.17%) Apache Spark
2 9 (3.41%) Apache
3 7 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.14%) IIS
6 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.76%) Appian
7 2 (0.76%) JBoss
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Confluence
8 1 (0.38%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Luigi
8 1 (0.38%) Predix
8 1 (0.38%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.76%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.38%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.38%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (26.14%) Azure
2 61 (23.11%) AWS
3 29 (10.98%) GCP
4 15 (5.68%) SaaS
5 13 (4.92%) PaaS
6 12 (4.55%) IaaS
7 8 (3.03%) GitHub
8 6 (2.27%) Serverless
8 6 (2.27%) Stackdriver
9 5 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.89%) Datadog
9 5 (1.89%) Power Platform
10 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.14%) Office 365
11 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.76%) Amazon EKS
11 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.76%) Azure LUIS
11 2 (0.76%) CloudBees
11 2 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.65%) DNS
2 5 (1.89%) Internet
3 4 (1.52%) Broadband
3 4 (1.52%) Firewall
3 4 (1.52%) VPN
4 3 (1.14%) 3G
4 3 (1.14%) 4G
4 3 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.76%) 2G
5 2 (0.76%) 5G
5 2 (0.76%) DHCP
5 2 (0.76%) DOCSIS
5 2 (0.76%) SNMP
5 2 (0.76%) SSH
5 2 (0.76%) WebEx
5 2 (0.76%) Wireless
6 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 24 (9.09%) MySQL
3 20 (7.58%) Big Data
4 16 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.89%) Power BI
10 3 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (1.14%) BigQuery
10 3 (1.14%) Bigtable
11 2 (0.76%) ArangoDB
11 2 (0.76%) Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.76%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 28 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.17%) Maven
3 10 (3.79%) JIRA
4 9 (3.41%) Selenium
5 8 (3.03%) JUnit
6 7 (2.65%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.27%) git-flow
8 5 (1.89%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.52%) Android Studio
9 4 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.52%) GitLab
9 4 (1.52%) JMeter
9 4 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.14%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.14%) Mocha
10 3 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.14%) Postman
10 3 (1.14%) SpecFlow
10 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.76%) Protractor
General
1 69 (26.14%) Finance
2 41 (15.53%) Banking
3 22 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 21 (7.95%) Front Office
5 15 (5.68%) Public Sector
6 8 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.89%) Electronics
7 5 (1.89%) Legal
7 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.52%) Back Office
8 4 (1.52%) French Language
8 4 (1.52%) German Language
9 3 (1.14%) Games
10 2 (0.76%) Law
10 2 (0.76%) Marketing
10 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.76%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
11 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 128 (48.48%) Developer
2 31 (11.74%) Java Developer
3 24 (9.09%) Analyst
4 18 (6.82%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 18 (6.82%) Systems Analyst
5 17 (6.44%) Python Developer
6 16 (6.06%) Senior Developer
7 15 (5.68%) C# Developer
8 13 (4.92%) Business Systems Analyst
8 13 (4.92%) Front Office Developer
9 12 (4.55%) Insurance Systems Analyst
10 11 (4.17%) Lead Developer
11 10 (3.79%) Architect
11 10 (3.79%) EDI Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) EDI Systems Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 10 (3.79%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
12 9 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
13 8 (3.03%) Low Latency Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (18.56%) CSS
2 47 (17.80%) HTML
3 34 (12.88%) Web Services
4 31 (11.74%) AngularJS
5 24 (9.09%) Node.js
6 23 (8.71%) .NET
6 23 (8.71%) REST
7 20 (7.58%) React
8 18 (6.82%) HTML5
9 17 (6.44%) RESTful
10 14 (5.30%) Leaflet
11 11 (4.17%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.17%) EDI
11 11 (4.17%) jQuery
11 11 (4.17%) Spring
12 10 (3.79%) XML
13 9 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (3.41%) Kafka
14 8 (3.03%) J2EE
14 8 (3.03%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (5.68%) User Experience
5 14 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (3.41%) Public Cloud
7 8 (3.03%) Algorithms
7 8 (3.03%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.65%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.65%) Derivative
8 7 (2.65%) Equities
8 7 (2.65%) Fixed Income
8 7 (2.65%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.65%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.27%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (2.27%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.52%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.74%) Linux
2 27 (10.23%) Unix
3 23 (8.71%) Windows
4 16 (6.06%) Android
5 10 (3.79%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.03%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (98.11%) Computer Science
2 114 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (23.48%) DevOps
4 39 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (14.02%) Open Source
6 33 (12.50%) OO
6 33 (12.50%) Project Management
7 31 (11.74%) Software Engineering
8 30 (11.36%) TDD
9 29 (10.98%) Waterfall
10 28 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (10.61%) Multithreading
11 26 (9.85%) Microservices
12 24 (9.09%) High Availability
12 24 (9.09%) Low Latency
13 22 (8.33%) Scrum
13 22 (8.33%) Test Automation
13 22 (8.33%) Unit Testing
14 21 (7.95%) SDLC
15 20 (7.58%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (41.29%) Java
2 63 (23.86%) JavaScript
2 63 (23.86%) SQL
3 62 (23.48%) Python
4 42 (15.91%) C#
5 20 (7.58%) C++
6 15 (5.68%) Scala
7 14 (5.30%) PHP
8 12 (4.55%) Java 8
8 12 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 10 (3.79%) Ruby
10 9 (3.41%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.65%) C
11 7 (2.65%) Kotlin
12 6 (2.27%) Bash Shell
13 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.52%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.14%) R
15 2 (0.76%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 262 (99.24%) Degree
2 23 (8.71%) Master's Degree
3 12 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.79%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.65%) CISSP
6 6 (2.27%) CISA
6 6 (2.27%) CISM
6 6 (2.27%) PMI Certification
6 6 (2.27%) PMP
7 5 (1.89%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.14%) GIAC
9 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
9 3 (1.14%) PhD
10 2 (0.76%) CLAS
10 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) PgMP
11 1 (0.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.95%) QA
2 8 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.27%) SLA
4 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.14%) GDPR
5 3 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.76%) COBIT
6 2 (0.76%) PMO
7 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.38%) FISMA
7 1 (0.38%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.38%) NIST
7 1 (0.38%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 23 (8.71%) Docker
2 5 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.14%) vSphere
5 2 (0.76%) HDFS
5 2 (0.76%) Squid
5 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.17%) Terraform
3 6 (2.27%) Ansible
4 5 (1.89%) Nagios
5 3 (1.14%) Grafana
5 3 (1.14%) Kibana
5 3 (1.14%) Packer
5 3 (1.14%) Puppet
6 2 (0.76%) Rancher
6 2 (0.76%) SCCM
7 1 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 33 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.74%) Oracle
3 22 (8.33%) Google
4 11 (4.17%) Splunk
5 5 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.89%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.89%) VMware
6 4 (1.52%) Tableau
7 3 (1.14%) Citrix
7 3 (1.14%) Databricks
7 3 (1.14%) Dynatrace
7 3 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.14%) Sencha
7 3 (1.14%) Zend
8 2 (0.76%) HP
8 2 (0.76%) IBM
8 2 (0.76%) Pega
8 2 (0.76%) Sybase
9 1 (0.38%) Adobe
9 1 (0.38%) SAP